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Reconstruction campaign to start on Jan 16

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KATHMANDU — The national reconstruction campaign led by the recently formed Reconstruction Authority will be formally initiated from January 16, 2016, on the occasion of eighteenth National Earthquake Safety Day.

Talking at a press meet organized by Earthquake Safety Day Publicity Sub-committee on Friday in the Capital, Director of Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Ramesh Prasad Singh said a declaration about the initiation of reconstruction works under the reconstruction authority will be made on January 16.

The reconstruction works are expected to begin formally with President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laying the foundations for the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu and houses in Bungamati of Lalitpur respectively.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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